What are you currently listening to?

I remembered that there is the short trip All Hands on Deck released and set before Susan’s War so listened to that and have now done Sphere of Influence and The Uncertain Shore. Really enjoying War Susan so far!

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I’ve been less than convinced by both Sadie Miller and Daisy Ashford’s castings in their respective mother’s roles. I don’t think either of them sound similar enough to quite suspend my disbelief.

That said, Katy Manning’s ‘trying to sound young’ voice (or Wendy Padbury’s for that matter) don’t convince me much either and I started to tire of Frazer Hines’s Second Doctor so it’s just something I have to adapt to and ‘ignore’ to enjoy a story on its own terms.

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I haven’t listened to an audio with either. But both Sadie Miller and Daisy Ashford were at TimeLash last year and with both of them their love for DW was really noticeable. I think it’s really great that BigFinish asks the children of the actors to play their respective parents voices.

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Just listened to The Skull of Sorbek for first time in like a decade, and wow it blows! Found it very boring with nothing to really attach to other than McGann’s performance. Easily my least favourite of the 8DAs on this listen through…

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I’ve started giving The Rest is Entertainment podcast a listen and it is absolutely fascinating insight into TV and film from two people who know a lot about it (Richard Osman and Marina Hyde).

I’m also going to dive into the Orphan Black audio series which continues on from the original series which I had no idea existed until I was looking into the sequel TV series which is on ITVX and is next on our list of things we need to watch.

(After Doctor Who, Orphan Black is the best TV scifi series ever. If you haven’t seen it and don’t understand how phenomenally talented Tatiana Maslany is, go and find it and watch it. You won’t regret it).

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I watched the first season and liked it. Never got around to continuing with it.

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Right there with you on Maslany. I bet if she put her mind to it, she could even play She-Hulk.

My wife and I were into OB for a while, but we started missing episodes, lost track of what was going on…

Rectified that when I bought her the discs for, I think, Valentines Day last year.

Haven’t heard the audios or seen the new series. Curious how that one is…have read enough to know the setup, but that’s all I know.

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Wrapped up the first Sarah Jane series this morning with Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre. Lame title, but I guess sometimes nothing better comes to mind. Also, the fewer vs. less thing was a bit forced.

Not as good a series as I would have liked for Sarah, but still…Sarah.

The rest of the drive I got halfway through…well, we’ll finish that on the way home.

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You really really must. It’s not a show you can afford not to concentrate on but it is incredibly rewarding.

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Finished Amur River last night, got various stuff loaded on my MP3 Player, not sure what I’ll start next.

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I think that I need to start over then. Will add it to my list.

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I’ve been relistening to the 2nd doctor series in preperation for the new batch that just came out, since volume 1 was 2 years ago. I’m currently partway through The Annihilators (slotted in it’s proper place partway through volume 2), and I’m enjoying it much more than I did the first time

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Started Bernice Summerfield and the Glass Prison.

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I’ve listened to the first two stories of Only The Good

Beneath the Viscoid was painfully generic with a checklist of Master clichés to introduce the character and Jacobi didn’t feel entirely settled into the role but the ending was great, the setting was interesting if unexplored and that title music is just sublime.

The Good Master was quite a bit better, I really liked the setting of Arcking and Jonny Green in a pre-Tyler role was great (I actually think I might end up preferring Cole to Tyler judging by this first story). Jacobi’s performance suddenly took a massive leap in quality - he’s great here - but the story feels underbaked and like a series of action set pieces that don’t really contribute to much.

The Sky Man and The Heavenly Paradigm are both praised, so very excited for those.

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Finished Torchwood Tales?

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Grand Theft Cosmos is very good fun! Nothing special but an entertaining 45-50 mins.

The Zygon Who Fell to Earth though? Genuinely not only the best 8DA yet, but maybe the best 8th Doctor story in quite some time. Absolutely loved it a lot.

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Listened to Torchwood: Art Decadence today. Went in expecting a Wodehouse-esque, lighthearted alien romp; left quite amazed by some fantastic character drama, emotional turmoil and some moments of real darkness. Another fantastic Torchwood audio!

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I finished Broken Hearts of The Eleventh Doctor Chronicles last week, REALLY loved it, and am currently waiting for Everywhere and Anywhere to arrive. Decided to start another very praised series with The Blood of the Daleks part 1 last night and really enjoyed it. Gonna listen to part 2 and Horror of Glam Rock tonight. (Btw does anyone know why Glam Rock isn’t on apple music??)

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Wha…?! I read that one, not so very long ago. I had no idea there was an audio version of it. :scream_cat:

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Fr. I listened to it on a bus journey and realized I was enjoying the bus journey more than the talking crocodiles.

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